Authors Series Programs Bring Latest Baseball Stories to Cooperstown

Lectures, Book Signings Held Throughout the Summer at Hall of Fame’s Bullpen Theater

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The story of baseball is told every day at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. But this summer, some of the latest unique and inspirational stories of the National Pastime will be celebrated through the Museum’s Authors Series program.

The Hall of Fame will host 11 Authors Series events throughout the season, bringing noted baseball authors to Cooperstown for special lectures and book signings. Among the highlights of the 2015 Authors Series is an appearance by former major league pitcher Masanori Murakami, the first Japanese-born player in the history of major league baseball. Popular topics to be covered in other Author Series programs include Babe Ruth’s called shot and the 1975 Boston Red Sox.

The Authors Series programs are held in the Museum’s Bullpen Theater at 1 p.m. and are included with Museum admission.

Authors will discuss their work and take questions from the audience in the program, then sign copies of their books for fans. Seating in the Bullpen Theater is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The schedule for the summer includes:

June 24 – Tony Oliva: The Life and Times of a Minnesota Twins Legend, by Thom Henninger

July 1 – Seeing Home: The Ed Lucas Story, by Ed Lucas

July 4 – Mashi: The Unfulfilled Baseball Dreams of Masanori Murakami, by Masanori Murakami and Robert Fitts

July 8 – Spilt Season: 1981: Fernandomania, the Bronx Zoo and the Strike That Saved Baseball, by Jeff Katz

July 15 – The 1975 Red Sox, by Raymond Sinibaldi

July 18 – 100 Years of Who’s Who in Baseball, by Doug Lyons

July 29 – Billy Martin: Baseball’s Flawed Genius, by Bill Pennington

August 5 – Babe Ruth’s Called Shot, by Ed Sherman

August 19 – Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty, By Charlie Leerhsen

August 22 – Amazing Aaron to Zero Zippers, by Matt Nadel

August 26 – Out at Home: The Glenn Burke Story, by Erik Sherman

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